BPD thanks to the funds donated by Guatemalan Families Association, an anonymous family foundation connected to Guatemala through adoption and Virginia May, is providing the construction materials, pipes and accessories
Running Water Villagers laying the pipes for the distribution network
According to the schedule, this component will be finished by November 20th.
The inauguration will be on Friday, November 27th, 2009
Women hauling water from a contaminated river
46 gray water filters are under construction. This component it is in the final stage.
Gray Water Filters Woman with her gray water filter already installed
Beneficiaries have received educational talks about the problems caused by gray waters and training for the construction of the gray water
Gray Water Filters Beneficiaries installing their gray water filter
We estimate to complete this component by November 25th
Gray Water Filters Women in front of her absorption grave
PROGRESS REPORT, INTEGRAL PROJECT VILLAGE CHUAQUENUN, PATZÚN Prepared by Natanael Jocholá November 2009
BPD thanks to the funds donated by Guatemalan Families Association, an anonymous family foundation connected to Guatemala through adoption and Virginia May, is providing the construction materials, pipes and accessories The water project will benefit 37 families Beneficiaries digging trenches for the distribution network Running Water
The families hauled water from a communitarian sink located on the edge of the village.
This activity required between 30 minutes to 1 hour. In the dry season they had to walk farther as the water is insufficient for the whole village. All the family participated in the activity boys, girls and even elders.
This project will avoid diarrhoeas and skin problems to the villagers.
Girls washing clothes at the public pila Running Water
In the rainy season the road to the village is impassable, so the delivery of construction materials has been difficult. However the villagers have worked really hard that is why we estimate to finish the project by the end of this month Beneficiaries digging trenches for the distribution network Running Water
It was started on August of this year. Currently it is 80% completed.
Two catchment tanks
Distribution tank (30 cubic meters capacity)
Catchment tank Running Water
Staff has developed two training sessions for the maintenance and repairs to the water system. The rules for the appropriate use of the water system were also created
Distribution Tank Running Water
This project is 90% done. We estimate it will be completed by the end of this month.
Beneficiaries have been trained for the construction, installation and use of the filters.
Gray Water Filters Benefited families with their absorption grave already dug ready for the gray water filters installation
Benefited families with their absorption grave already dug, ready for the gray water filters installation.
Gray Water Filters
VENTED LATRINES & IMPROVED STOVES
Staff has developed training sessions. All the latrines will be installed by December 20th, 2009
Beneficiaries have received training for its construction as well as educational talks about the importance of having an improved stove at home
OBSERVATIONS: As soon as we have availability of funds for the construction of the stoves and latrines, we’ll be delivering the construction materials